GFS Events provides growth and fundraising solutions to nonprofits.  We are an award-winning special events and development consulting firm that provides fundraising and special event expertise to nonprofits across the country. Please see below for our current job openings.


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Special Events & Fundraising Producer

general overview

Do you love supporting the mission of nonprofits in the community? Do you thrive in a fast-paced, ever-adapting environment? Do you enjoy juggling logistics, working with passionate people and creating memorable experiences? This could be the job for you!
GFS seeks an experienced addition to our team to focus on special events, event management, and fundraising event strategy. Our dynamic, team-based approach supports a fast-paced work environment that requires attention to detail, flexibility, and ability to problem-solve on the go.
You must have 2-4 years experience in event management; bonus points if you have spent time in nonprofit development. Excellent interpersonal, writing and communication skills are mandatory to succeed in this role. If people are drawn to your dynamic personality and can-do attitude this could be a great career move for you!
GFS’s customized event management approach is tailored to each client. Your responsibilities will include a combination of planning, management and execution of special events and coaching nonprofits to reach established fundraising goals through corporate sponsorship, table captain management, auction item procurement, and other avenues. You will work with multiple clients on tight deadlines and must manage competing priorities.
You must demonstrate a willingness to work in multiple locations, often at the offices of multiple clients and remotely and be willing to learn internal donor databases as needed. Computer proficiency in Word, Excel, Google Workspace, PowerPoint and Outlook/Gmail are necessary.
about GFS Events

GFS Events provides growth and fundraising solutions to nonprofits. We are an award-winning special events and development consulting firm that provides fundraising and special event expertise to nonprofits across the country. GFS Events is looking for a dynamic and experienced person to assist with our fundraising events throughout the year. This is a full-time employment opportunity with an average of 40 hours per week, averaging more during event season. Events will be on weekdays and weekends.

While our team is small, we are mighty and we have a lot of fun!


  • Lead multiple events throughout the year including but not limited to: auctions, galas, benefit lunches, golf tournaments and/or walks/runs.
  • Lead committee meetings, coordinate live and silent auctions, supervise/train volunteers, and varied delegated assignments that ensure the success of events.
  • Prepare, monitor and analyze event revenue and expense budgets.
  • Serve as the project manager for each client, ensuring deliverables and deadlines are met. Lead as needed for each nonprofit event and help to manage volunteers during the events. Communicate and be the point person for all event committee members, including but not limited to: directors, board members, table captains, volunteers, and staff.
  • Follow up with sponsors, table captains, and businesses throughout the event process
  • Train clients and volunteers on tasks during an event.
  • Communicate, both in writing and verbally, with people at all levels of an organization. Create graphics and displays for events.
  • Coordinate venues, vendors and caterers for clients.
  • Set up fundraising platforms.
  • Connect with potential partners that could possibly benefit GFS Events, including attending meetings, phone calls and online seminars.
  • Other duties as assigned.

requirements/preferred skills

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Minimum of 2-4 years managing and leading successful events at non-profit or other events. Comfortable with learning new technology and platforms.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in fundraising, auction and event planning.
  • Commitment to nonprofit organizations.
  • Demonstrated ability to problem-solve and work as part of a fast-paced team.
  • Strong writing and editing skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and verbal communication skills.
  • Exceptional organizational skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Proficient in Google Suite, Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, email and database management. Ability to self-motivate, self-direct, and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to stay calm, patient and focused during busy events and while working with stressed clients.
  • A strong self-starter, entrepreneurial and team-oriented.
  • Able to communicate well via Zoom, conference calls and email.
  • Flexible and willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done.
  • Able to manage complex projects including keeping track of many moving parts while maintaining attention to detail and keeping the big picture in mind.
  • Willing and able to travel periodically to meetings and events.
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours, including weekends and evenings (for events). Experience with donor-management software and/or working event software preferred.
  • Full time access to a reliable car with space to transport items if needed.
  • Must be able to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination

environmental & working conditions

The majority of your work will be conducted in an office setting; however, major blocks of time will be away from the office at various off-site meetings and respective event locations in Seattle, Bellevue or other client locations. Work requires the use of personal mobile computers and standard office equipment to prepare, send and retrieve files and other documents.
This is a full-time salaried position with an average of 40 hours per week. Days and hours of work may vary depending upon business needs and weekend events. Some weekend hours are required.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: May be required to sit or stand for periods of one to five hours at a time. Ability to perform complex mental functions and concurrently manage multiple deadlines and projects. Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds.

PAY AND BENEFITS: This is salaried position, commensurate with experience | Salary range of $55,000 – $65,000 | Ten PTO Days a Year | Eight paid holidays per year | Medical and Dental Benefits | 401K plan with match | Mileage reimbursement for any travel associated with clients | Friendly, fun, flexible team environment


This position will be open until filled.

Registration and Event Support


  • GFS Events is an award-winning special events and development consulting firm that provides fundraising and special event expertise to nonprofits across the country.
  • We primarily produce auctions, galas, luncheons, golf tournaments and community events.
  • We are looking for part-time and weekend event support for our events. Days and hours of work may vary and/or change depending upon business needs and weekend events. Will likely range from 5-20 hours a month in our busiest seasons which are Feb-June and September-November. Hours are generally between 4 p.m. -9 p.m. on event days.

Main Responsibilities

  • Provide software support for the registration/check-in/check-out desk at galas, luncheons and other special events.
  • Manage registration for all attendees at the event.
  • Onsite data entry.
  • Other event tasks as needed such as assisting vendors, setting up auction items, and working with volunteers.

Must Have

  • Comfortable with learning new technology and platforms.
  • Flexibility of hours.
  • Weekend hours are required, locations can vary, average client is in the greater Seattle area.
  • Familiarity of Greater Giving, Auctria, or similar fundraising platforms preferred but not required.
  • Must be able to show proof of  COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Must have a reliable vehicle.

Preferred Skills

  • 1-2 years working as a registration/check-in/check-out support.
  • Ability to solve technical problems on the go.
  • Attention to detail and good with numbers

Pay and Benefits

  • This is an hourly position.
  • $30 an hour with a minimum of three  hours per event.
  • Mileage and parking reimbursement.

This position will be open until filled. We are looking to hire immediately.

How to apply

Please send a resume and a cover letter explaining why you want to join our team and what makes you stand out from the crowd to INFO@GFSEVENTS.ORG

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